For the first time in a while a South Africa Music Award ceremony ends without big names AKA and Cassper Nyovest winning anything, Cassper didn’t take part in this year’s 22 annual SAMA awards he did not submit any of his music and is yet to explain why. He told his fans via twitter that all will be explained through his music on the other side.
AKA was only nominated for one big record of the year with his two hit singles Baddest and All Eyes On Me being nominated with the likes of Emtee’s (Roll Up) K.O’s (Gangster love) Black Coffee’s (We Dance Again), Nathi’s (Nomvula) and this being the only award that people can decide on the winner through voting it is no surprise that Emtee walked away with Record Of The Year which makes Emtee the new Hip Hop giant or is this merely because there was no AKA vs Cassper beef hyped up this year?
Nathi, Emtee and Coffee won big at this year’s SAMA awards with Nathi scooping 5, Black Coffee 3, and Emtee 2 to be honest two years back that would not have happened with all the focus at the time being on Cassper and AKA’s beef. So the question is… do these Hip Hop Kings actually need the beef to start winning again, is South Africa simply bored of their PR antics or are the new kids on the block taking over the game forcing AKA to regain his composure or Casper to eat their dust?
Written By: Kabelo Mofokeng